Jingle Jingle Jingle

Posted on December 19th, 2013 by Chrissie Lightfoot

It’s Christmas time. I hope you’re feeling jolly? If not then maybe my Chrissiemas message will help. Sorry it’s been so long since I sent a newsletter but I’ve been saving it all up for this one so that you can take your time in reading and digesting it over the holiday break. I also didn’t want to interrupt your productivity in Q3 and Q4 as biz seems to have picked up in line with the economy recently. It’s been a rather busy year for us all methinks?

Christmas – A time when we celebrate GIVING, GIFTING and the GIFT OF LIFE…

I received an email from a friend today who shared the World Giving Index and Map. It got me thinking about the true meaning of Christmas, charity, the ‘givers gain’ mentality, the essence of the ROAR model, and the theme of my holiday season message…


One of my favourite Christmas songs of all time is “Do they know it’s Christmas” by Band Aid. For me, the most touching lyrics include “The greatest gift they’ll get this year is life” in “a world of dread and fear.”

We all, at some stage during our lives, experience doubt, fear, dread, pain etc whether we feel it in our hearts or play it over in our minds. We are sometimes the guilty perpetrator of these, or the unfortunate receiver.

You may recall in a previous Christmas newsletter and message I shared the heart warming (and growth) story of the Grinch and discussed Grinch Lawyer Syndrome?

In all our wonderful humanness, we also periodically ask ourselves what is the meaning of life? Monty Python managed to make a fortune out of it!

Do you ever ask yourself ‘What do I really want out of my life? What do I want my life to be? What’s my life’s purpose? Am I really doing what I want? Where / what / who else is there to experience during this wonderful gift of life and extraordinary world? What choice do I have? How can I change things for the better? Do I dare to take control and make the required changes? How?’…

And so, I figured my Christmas message this year will comprise the greatest gift I could possibly give you… the answers to the above… ultimately…YOUR LIFE…

YOUR REAL LIFE. The kind of life you truly want(ed) to live but dared not contemplate possible and do something about, until now. The life you would have lived if you’d allowed yourself to be pure as a child again, and naked…


It’s actually not all that difficult to achieve. I am testament to this. The Naked Lawyer. Living the life and lifestyle I knowingly and willingly created. You simply have to muster the courage to begin by feeding your soul … and then jump.

In order to be truly charitable and live a fulfilling life, charity must begin with you, at home … It sits with the mantra ‘you must be true to yourself’ before you can possibly be true and giving to another.

I have come to realise this. And I am blessed to be in the very fortunate position to be able to give something of commercial value with both a personal benefit and professional value to you, for free…



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